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Old 08-25-2017, 01:32 PM
 
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i have no choice . i will slide right back to being diabetic with high blood pressure again if i stop . i hate the gym and running after 15 years daily . but it is our way of life .

i am on no meds and i strive to stay off them and she does not want to gain weight so we make a good pair and force each other to go every day if one slacks off .
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I am disgusting to look at without a shirt on.


Male here - 73. I am about ten pounds or so overweight - (6'1" and 185 pounds). With clothes on I don't look bad, though. Otherwise my torso doesn't descend in a perfectly straight line like the torsos of normal people - that is, there are actually small rolls of flab visible around the middle. Disgusting to look at, of course, and quite inexcusable. I suffer from terminal laziness - I have no one to blame but myself.


But my grooming and hygiene are fine.
Brah, you are still breathing, so you can hit the gym a bit harder, and fix that if you want. What works for me is to have a TV program that I like, that comes on at a do-able time, and I make a deal with myself, that I can watch that program, but only if I am on the elliptical at the gym.

I'm glad you are disgusted with your appearance, that's the first step of changing it. But, that said, 6-1 and 185 ain't bad, really, particularly for a guy over 70.

As for me - I'm not as trim as I was at 30, and, dammit, I need to work harder on that. I eat OK, but apparently a bit too much. I don't dress up as much as I did when I was young and single. I'm clean but sometimes I go too long between haircuts. My clothes are very casual. I can and do put on a suit from time to time, related to work. (In Russia, you wear a suit to business meetings, if you show up in shorts and flip-flops, I think they still exile you to Siberia.)
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:34 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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My bh. Gaining weight up 80 lbs
Sedentary and refuses to get knees replaced
I could go on and on. ..........
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Not yet retired, but turned 65 in June. Since February I have dropped from 223 to 190 on the way to 180, my weight in college. I changed my diet and I'm walking 30 minutes every morning on a treadmill in addition to my regular activities. Last month I went to Vegas and hit the pool. For the first time in a long time nobody pulled out a harpoon, that was fun. I'm just getting ready for the next 65 years.
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Old 08-25-2017, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Knees going, no more running. Now it's the absurd elliptical. Rotator cuff going, no more crawl or backstroke in the pool. Hips hurting, no more breaststroke with frog kick. Now it's the old guy walking in the wall lane. Weight is a struggle, but I'm holding the line and avoiding the Big and Tall shop.

Luckily, not all systems are shutting down. Still have a hook to hang my hat.
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Old 08-25-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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i gave up pain wise . there isn't a day i don't hurt somewhere . all these years of weight lifting have made my shoulders so sensitive to stuff . there are days i can't lift a quart of milk . a week later i am lifting again . it's crazy
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Old 08-25-2017, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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i have no choice . i will slide right back to being diabetic with high blood pressure again if i stop . i hate the gym and running after 15 years daily . but it is our way of life .

i am on no meds and i strive to stay off them and she does not want to gain weight so we make a good pair and force each other to go every day if one slacks off .
This, too. "Letting yourself go" weight -wise is just about like asking for diabetes, once you are on in years. I posted that in the "Women's" version of this thread, but,

1 It's worth repeating
2 It applies equal opportunity to both sexes (and even if you are transgendered, you don't get off with that either)

Having an SO who is onboard with fitness is a definite plus. Nothing worse than a fattie bringing home and making all sorts of "goodies" that frankly people should not eat at all (fast food, cakes, pies, candy).
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Old 08-25-2017, 06:38 PM
 
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i have a fattie mentality .. ha ha ha i love all that stuff i shouldn't eat .

thankfully i have adult supervision most of the time and my "mom" won't let me eat it .

but omg , when she baby sits for the grand kids and i have no adult supervision , ooooh baby .

the guy at the rib joint knows every time she is away baby sitting . i get the traditional , wife's away 1/2 rack of ribs and 1/2 chicken platter .

one time she was baby sitting and i was watching best bbq places on the food channel . i flew an order of ribs and all the fixin's in from a place in memphis .they sent it over night in dry ice in a Styrofoam cooler .
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Old 08-25-2017, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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You know, I think an occasional "cheat", particularly meat, is OK in the grand scheme of things. Of course cave men ate meat when they could get it, but they couldn't get it 3X per day all the time.

What I am on about is stuff like potato chips, fried chicken in a bucket, and particularly sweets. If I want something sweet, I eat some fruit. Occasionally dark chocolate.

Anything with HFCS in it, yeah, don't eat that crap!

I bet I can guess the Memphis BBQ place, maybe that one with the "Dry Rub" ribs? Ate there in person many years ago...them was the days.
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Old 08-25-2017, 06:55 PM
 
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It was corky's. If she was home the only way I could have those ribs is if they used Lipitor as a dry rub
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